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Daniel Balanescu studied textile design  at National University of Arts Bucharest,

Most of his works are inspired by the turmoil of our times. He has used different techniques and materials to bring his  ideas to life (silkscreen print-serigraph, fibre art design and experiments with fabric, threads, stitch, paint, text, wax and unusual mixed media materials) He has been working on used subway tickets since 1995.

He has works in private collections inmany countries in Europe, in USA, Canada and Japan.

Selected projects, personal & group exhibitions

2020 –   -11 January -Blaue Stunde- Alte Feuerwache- Cologne [DE]

2019 – 24 October  “Selves and I” – Mount Gallery , Mayfair , London [UK]

-24 March – Romanian Independent Artists – 59 Rivoli, Paris [FR]

2018 – 6 Jan – Blaue Stunde VIII -Fern.Weh, – Cologne [DE]

2017 –   25 Nov. ‘Where’s the Art?’ CARU Anniversary Event – Ovada Gallery -Oxford, UK

13 May What the Wind told the Tree Tops by Joelle Pappas – Pegasus Theatre – costumes -textiles , Oxford

2016- ColourWays- workshop St Luke’s Church, Oxford ,8 weeks experimenting with colors -UK

– Home Fest – Bucharest -The Unfinished Journey- RO

2015- ‘Where’s the Art?’ | CARU 2nd Anniversary-Modern Art Oxford performance :

with  Macarena Ortuzar and Nini Sakhri – [UK]

– Safe to cross – workshop St Luke’s Church, Oxford , [UK]

2014 -The Big Question Mark – Diana Bell , Fringe Festival , Edinburgh [UK]

– I am The System- Aiurart Contemporary Art Space -Bucharest, [RO]

2014 – Emotion Tickets -Fluxjob-MCBA Minnesota Centre for Book Arts-Minneapolis[ US]

2013 – Renaissance – installation – Le Parc de St Symphorien des Monts [FR]

2012 – Emotion Tickets – Hysterical Monument – NAG Noaptea Alba a Galeriilor Bucharest, [RO]

2012 –  Keep the message, pass the frame on to a child – with Asdesign95
UIA International Union of Architects, Tokyo [JP]

2012 –  Keep the message, pass the frame on to a child, Aiurart Contemparary Arts Centre,Bucharest [RO]

2011 –  Noah ́s Ark Project – installation with Maxim Corciova, HALMA The European Network of Literary Centres, different places from Germany to Port Cetate [RO],

2011 – Noah ́s Ark Project – installation with Maxim Corciova, The Long Night of Museums Jean-Marc Laik Gallery – Koblenz [DE]

2011 – textile prints, Europe in Europe exhibition, Budapest [HU]

2011 – Attraversare – Mixed techniques on canvas – St. Florian [AT]

2010 – Blaue Stunde – Galerie 11 – Köln [DE]

2009 – Between Evil and Good – Human Rights Exhibition, Complesso Monumentale

Belvedere di San Leucio, Caserta, [IT]

2009 – Luna Asleep – International Art Action Project, Worldwide-Artists For Peace –
Galeria Dolmabahce, Istanbul [TR]

2009 – Mixed Techniques on Canvas – The Zone Zero, 1st InternationalEnvironmental Art Symposium – Gallikos river [GR]

2009 – Body and Soul – installation – Living Gallery Lecce [IT]

2008 – Angels and no Angels – Esto No Es Una Galeria – Bogota [CO]

2007 – Attitudes – Textile Prints, Carturesti, Bucharest [RO]

2007 – Mixed Techniques on Canvas, Symposium modern-art, Mallnitz [AT]

2006 – 2007 Installation with Gabrijela Turturea – Art Paper – Balkanart-Cacak [RS]

2005 – Make Friends, Not War – painting on wood – Art gallery Ripustus, Hameenlinna[FI]

2002 – Drawings on subway tickets, Henkel – Vienna [AT]

2001 – Project with subway tickets – 25 Years of subway Brussels [B]

2000 – Miniature Textiles – Group exhibition, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest [RO]

2000 – Group exhibition – International Visual Arts Fair TIAV 2000 – Bucharest [RO]

1997 – Sacred Man – textile prints, personal exhibition, Romanian Cultural Center,Budapest [HU], Romanian Academy, Rome [IT], Romanian Cultural Center, Venice [IT]

1997 – mixed technique and experimental art – group exhibition – Romanian Cultural Center, Paris [FR]

1996 – graphics and painting – personal exhibition – European Commission Delegation – Bucharest [RO]

1993, 1994, 1995, 1998 – Student Fest , Timisoara – experimental art , mixed media , http://osut.ro/projects/studentfest/?lang=en [RO]

Scenic painter and special effects on costumes for movie productions
2003 – 2006 Art and Costume Department of different productions:
The Last Drop’, ‘Cerberus’, ‘The Cave’, ‘The Black Arrow’,
‘Gunpowder, Treason & Plot’, ‘Modigliani’, [RO]

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